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Facts You Didn't Know About Sienna, TX Hail Roof Damage
As we continue to navigate peak hurricane season, it’s a great time to talk about hail. Even though peak hail season is during the spring, hail is still possible with hurricanes. In this article, our Houston roof experts offer facts you may not have known about hail and how it damages your Sienna (formerly Sienna Plantation) roof, as well as what we can do to help keep your roof sturdy this hurricane season.
3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Hail
- It doesn’t need to be cold for hail to cause serious damage to your Sienna roofing. This is why hail is far more common during the warmer months.
- Compared to tornadoes–which are only reported in the U.S an average of 1,000 times per year–large hail storms are reported over 5,000 times a year.
- Hail gradually builds up to its known shape. Hail actually starts as droplets of rain inside an updraft, a cold storm cloud with upward-blowing winds. This wind pattern stirs and tosses the rain droplets around in the cloud. As the droplets gain momentum and continue being forcefully tossed around, they build upon themselves, at which point they become too heavy for the wind and begin to fall on your Sienna roofing, car, and the ground as hailstones.
Is Hail Damage To Your Sienna Roofing Really That Bad?
Many homeowners dismiss hail as too insignificant to cause any real damage. In reality, a hailstone only needs to be the size of a quarter to inflict damage when it falls on your Sienna roof. If your roof is in sub-par condition, you may even require a Sienna, Texas roof replacement.
Identifying Sienna Roof Hail Damage
After a hailstorm, it’s best to immediately assess the damage. You can do so by checking shingles, chimneys, your gutters, skylights, and your siding for dings, dents, or chipped spots. In addition to a self-assessment, we also recommend that you reach out to our Houston roof experts for a free Sienna, TX roof inspection. This way we can climb onto your roof so you don’t have to and take a closer look at it. In some cases, we may find damage bad enough to warrant a Sienna roof replacement.
Has Your Sienna, Texas Roof Sustained Hail Damage? Our Houston Roof Experts Are Available To Help!
If we determine that your Sienna roofing has suffered hail damage, we will recommend the best course of action. If your roof has not been replaced or attended to in about 10-15 years and has sustained severe damage over the years, it may be best to get a Sienna roof replacement in order to restore your roofing’s integrity for the remainder of the hurricane season and beyond. If you would like to gain insight into the condition of your roofing system, please contact us so we can keep you and your loved ones safe!